Robert Böhm

Robert Böhm


I joined the Department of Psychology in 2019 as a Professor in Applied Social Psychology and Behavioral Science at the Copenhagen Personality and Social Psychology research group (CoPSY, I am also affiliated with the Department of Economics and the Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (SODAS, 

I am interested in the description and prediction of human decisions and behaviors in social interactions. I am particularly intrigued in changing human behaviors related to global challenges, such as preventing conflict and violence, eliminating infectious diseases, and mitigating climate change. My research often has a multidisciplinary perspective, using theories and methods from psychology, economics, evolutionary biology, and related disciplines.


Selected Publications

Böhm, R., Rusch, H., & Baron, J. (in press). The psychology of intergroup conflict: A review of theories and measures. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Aaldering, H., & Böhm, R. (2020). Parochial vs. universal cooperation: Introducing a novel economic game of within- and between-group interaction. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 11, 36-45.

Betsch, C., & Böhm, R. (2018). Moral values do not affect prosocial vaccination. Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 881-882.

Böhm, R., Theelen, M. M. P., Rusch, H., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2018). Costs, needs, and integration efforts shape helping behavior toward refugees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 7284-7289.

Pfattheicher, S., & Böhm, R. (2018). Honesty-Humility under threat: Self-uncertainty destroys trust among the nice guys. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114, 179-194.

Betsch., C., Böhm, R., Korn, L, & Holtmann, C. (2017). On the benefits of explaining herd immunity in vaccine advocacy. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 0056.

Böhm, R., Betsch, C., & Korn, L. (2016). Selfish-rational non-vaccination: Experimental evidence from an interactive vaccination game. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 131, 183-195.

Böhm, R., Rusch, H., & Gürerk, Ö. (2016). What makes people gotowar? Defensive intentions motivate retaliatory and preemptive intergroup aggression. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37, 29-34.

Betsch, C., Böhm, R., & Chapman, G. B. (2015). Using behavioral insights to increase vaccination policy effectiveness. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2, 61-73.

Weisel, O., & Böhm, R. (2015). “Ingroup love“ and “outgroup hate“ in intergroup conflict between natural groups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60, 110-120.

Buttelmann, D., & Böhm, R. (2014). The ontogeny of the motivation that underlies in-group bias. Psychological Science, 25, 921-927.

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